Researchers Revealed That Taking 6,000 Steps on a Daily Basis Can Prevent Activity Limitations


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2015 -- Physical limitations are one of the things that make arthritis patients suffer. They hinder sufferers from working and doing their daily routines, which often results in depression and loss of income. However, there seems to be an effective and natural way to prevent or reduce immobility.

Researchers revealed that taking 6,000 steps on a daily basis can prevent activity limitations. According to the new study that was published in the Arthritis Care Research journal, walking 6,000 steps every day can significantly help reduce the risk of functional limitations in knee osteoarthritis patients.

"Patients suffer from functional limitations, which are characterized as mobility problems that affect one's daily life. These limitations include having difficulties getting out of bed or climbing the stairs," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Exercise has long been known to be helpful for individuals with osteoarthritis. Walking is considered the best type of exercise as it has been shown to decrease pain, strengthen the joint muscles and increase flexibility. Walking is also associated with an increase in blood flow around and in the joints, as well as the circulation of nutrients into the knee cartilage.

According to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are around two-thirds of individuals in the United States with arthritis who reported walking as a form of exercise for less than 90 minutes on a weekly basis. This means many arthritis patients don't really walk enough.

Daniel K. White, Boston University's College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences research assistant professor and also a physical therapist, stated that the data they have for physical activity has been unclear compared to the numbers they obtained for blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.

According to the professor of medicine and social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine's Thurston Arthritis Center, Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, the study is well done. She added that the findings demonstrated the compelling need for people to move more. Dr. Callahan was also the lead author of the earlier research that assessed the Walk With Ease program by The Arthritis Foundation. Walking provides both physical and physiological benefits for individuals suffering from osteoarthritis. It encourages sufferers to be confident that they can go out, move and be able to reach 10,000 steps.

Exercise is one of the most important remedies for arthritis, in addition to having a healthy diet and taking treatments. There are also individuals who use natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements to improve their overall condition (

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